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Sociology GCSE at Grange Technology College

Course description

This is a 2 year course leading to a full GCSE qualification.

For further information contact Mr S Ellinson: Subject Leader, Social Sciences

Course content

During the GCSE course you will cover 6 areas of sociology; these will include the family, education, crime and the media. You will also investigate what sociology actually IS, and how it's relevant to everyday life.

Entry requirements

What do I need to succeed on this course?

  • An interest in the world around you and how it works.
  • Very good English and Maths skills.
  • Ability to work in an organised manner and to meet deadlines.
  • An ability to understand complicated ideas and to think about familiar things in new ways.

Assessment

Students will sit 2 examinations (50% of total marks each), one at the end of Year 10 and one at the end of Yr 11.

Future opportunities

Many GCSE sociology students go on to do A levels in such as Sociology, Psychology, Government & Politics, History and Law. Sociology provides a good introduction to understanding the world around us and to investigating current issues, so it's very valuable for many professions and degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grange Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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